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Colonial Life Arena

801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3953
+1 803-576-9200
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Good Venue

Went to our first USC Women's Basketball game. Great atmosphere. Enjoyable game. All staff we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PaulBeve
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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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Surprisingly down-home for a big arena

Bigger inside than it looks, but very easy to navigate. Spotless. Sight lines are excellent, seats... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allen W
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Alexandria, Virginia
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“great venue” (13 reviews)
“stevie nicks” (3 reviews)
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801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3953
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"great venue"
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"basketball game"
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"stevie nicks"
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"sight lines"
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"sporting events"
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"trans siberian orchestra"
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"concert venue"
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"police presence"
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"great seats"
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"university of south carolina"
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"circus"
in 7 reviews
"concessions"
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"stage"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to our first USC Women's Basketball game. Great atmosphere. Enjoyable game. All staff we encountered were nice and appreciative.

Thank PaulBeve
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bigger inside than it looks, but very easy to navigate. Spotless. Sight lines are excellent, seats are comfortable. Women, leave your purses in the car. Very strict size limitations or see-through purses required.

Thank Allen W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Colonial Life Arena is adequately situated in the city of Columbia and is just the right size, not too small but also not big enough that you couldn't see the stage/game. The screens are high quality.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Colonial Life Arena is the home of the NCAA National Champion Women's Basketball team and NCAA Men's Final 4 Men's Basketball Team. Gamecock Basketball is very exciting at the University of South Carolina. The Colonial Life Arena does offer concerts, truck pulls, graduations, religious events...More

Thank Vicki F
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had amazing seats for a concert but I don't think you can have a bad one due to the size of the arena. Unfortunately, our concert was cut short due to an artist being a no show.

Thank sophia J
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Seen an exciting football game there yesterday with great halftime show!definitely worth a trip! If you get the chance don’t miss a gamecock game 🏈

Thank aufReisen94
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Nice Arena for the FLW fishing Championship. Outside and inside was spotless!! The sound was great for an arena that size!! My only complaint would be on the organizers I would guess. I never saw any concessions available!! At least not on our side of...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great staff husband lost his wallet got it back they were very nice especially Stanley the man in charge of security will come back to more events Yes

Thank Jenniffer H
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a very nice arena , We go there every year from myrtle beach and the place is always clean ,,,,we always have a great time

Thank randybU3171JN
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Wednesday in downtown, but Serena is easy to walk to finish surrounded by several bars and restaurants. Great location!

Thank Darlene L
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Laura S
21 January 2017|
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Response from FunTravelingAround | Reviewed this property |
It totally depends on the event. You need to look at how the event is set up for seating.
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Response from Southerntraveler9 | Reviewed this property |
Columbia has it's own major airport and it's about 15-20 min to downtown . It really not bad ? If you want to save some money and don't mind driving , fly into Charlotte NC and drive to Columbia SC ? It's 1.5 hrs from Ct to... More
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